H o w l e r s,
Richard Burdick, Natural Horn
20 Duos for Natural Horns in Different Keys, opus 14
A b o u t H o w l e r s
Engineer – Tom Coker at Coker Audio of Woodland, California
Microphone – Coles 4038 ribbon microphone
Recorded during the Winter of 2001-2
Recorded at A; 430 in quarter comma mean-tone, using a Peterson
Auto Strobe 490 Strobe Tuner.
Horns used – Four different natural horns were used.
Mr. Burdick began the project on a small bore horn made by Jose. Monke This
horn can be heard especially on tract 11, a lot of the tracks using this horn
were rerecorded due to intonation problems. The bulk of the recording was done
on a Austro-Bohemian horn made in the 1840’s by an unknown maker with
additional crooks made by Lowell Greer. Track 13 2nd voice is done on a squeaky
(lacquered) & of unknown maker “D” horn made in the 1790’s.
Track 5 2nd voice is performed using a horn with a Geyer bell and Seraphinoff
crooks of Burdick’s.